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Posted: Sep 21, 2018

Get the Facts on Rat Poison-tainted ‘Legal Weed’ ~ Ask an Expert Q&A

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

Recent social-media posts and news segments warning that a synthetic cannabinoid called “spice” was causing people to “bleed from their eyes” prompted us to seek out the truth behind the click-bait headlines. What are the health risks of using spice, aka "legal weed" or "K2"?

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Ask An Expert: Prostate Cancer

With SMH Urologist Daniel Kaplon, MD

In this "Ask An Expert," Sarasota Memorial Urologist Daniel Kaplon, MD, weighs in on some frequently asked questions about prostate cancer, the second most common cancer among men.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2018

Struggling to Get Enough Zzzs?

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Seeking more shuteye? Get more —and better — sleep with these proven and practical tips from Sarasota Memorial’s Sleep Disorder Clinic.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2018

Healthy Snacks Ideas & Recipes

Written by SMH Outpatient Dietitian Emily Harren

Whether you’re a working adult, a parent to school-aged kids or a retiree with an active social life, keeping up with a busy schedule calls for easy, nutritious snacks. Try these healthy snack ideas and recipes to fuel your tank.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2018

Button Batteries & Kids: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Thousands of young children swallow lithium button batteries each year in the US. Use these tips to prevent ingestions in your home, recognize the symptoms and know what to do if you suspect a battery ingestion.

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